At the beginning of the 17th century, three ships arrive in "The New World," to found the settlement of Jamestown, in what will become the colony of Virginia. The English see a pristine Eden, and the inhabitants of the great native civilization see invaders. Captain John Smith--sent on a reconnaissance mission to scope out "the Naturals" fortifications--is quickly captured and sentenced to death by the chief. At the last moment the chief's favorite daughter, Pocahontas, throws herself upon Smith and begs her father to spare his life. The passionate and noble young native woman and the ambitious soldier of fortune find themselves torn between the undeniable requirements of civic duty and the inescapable demands of the heart. Love, loss, and discovery animate the story, an elegiac celebration of the America that was . . . and the America that was yet to come.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
Special features: Making "The New World" [featurette] (60 min.); Teaser trailer (2 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Sneak peeks (4 min.); DVD-ROM features [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Web browser]
Main titles -- Virginia 1607 -- Establishing a colony -- First contact -- Going up river -- Captured -- Gentle people -- "He is not one of us" -- Captain Smith returns -- Gift of food -- Reunited -- Attack -- Mutiny -- Kidnapped -- Ship returns -- "I belong to you" -- "Smith is dead" -- "Are you kind?" -- Husband and wife -- England -- Was it a dream? -- At last -- End titles.